"There was no doubt in our minds, I think both myself and the Saints, that we were gonna get a deal done", Brees said. 11 spots behind Case Keenum. After some deliberation, I said Cousins, assuming money is no object. He turns 26 in May and is still young enough to be molded by an experienced coaching staff such as the Vikings'. Kubiak, in his expanded role, appears to have sold Elway on Keenum - at least for the short-term - as they attempt to find their franchise quarterback.
Reported to be the target of numerous quarterback-needy teams, Cousins has shown his worth over the past three seasons as the starter for the Washington Redskins. Last year represented a big step back in the supporting cast department from a name standpoint, particularly as the offense fell apart throughout the year, though Cousins still had a higher percentage of "open" throws than any quarterback in the league. Prior to the 2017 season, the team was a mess on their offensive line.
Cousins initially tagged the Vikings and the Jets at the bottom of the letter, but swiftly removed any reference to his suitors.
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In 2015, he was named to the Pro Bowl and the NFL All-Pro team after recording 80 tackles and five interceptions in 14 games. Mathieu was used mostly as a free safety in Arizona, but is about as versatile as modern defensive backs come.
He is 23-50 as a starter over his career, with 17,168 passing yards, 97 touchdown passes and 78 interceptions.
Eagles: Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebacker Corey Nelson agreed on one-year contracts with the Philadelphia, according to two people familiar with the deals. On film, it was evident that DeFilippo had a knack for calling plays that beat predicted coverages and for building plays off of previous play calls. The 31-year-old has the 10th-most receptions by a tight end since he entered the league in 2008. New England picked Wilson in the second round in 2012 and the former IL star played in 54 games, starting four, over four years with them.
What about the other guys?
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With Norwell going to the Jaguars, the Giants will have to look elsewhere as they rebuild their offensive line. Posluszny started his career in Buffalo before playing the final seven years in Jacksonville.
Just because Cousins has all this support doesn't mean he and the Vikings are a lock for the Lombardi Trophy. But his production declined last season with Rodgers sidelined much of the year by a collarbone injury.
Despite remaining tight-lipped about how this would all play out over the past few months, privately, this was the player the Vikings wanted all along. A quality quarterback doesn't go off schedule when his weapons consistently win on-schedule. Put that opposite our defense and we're serious contenders.
Cousins failed to make the playoffs for a second straight year with the Washington Redskins, who went 7-9. Had they paid Cousins $28.5 million annually, they'd be getting the quality system QB Minnesota got, only without the supporting cast to run a full system.
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Though we are ultimately measured on a win-loss record, my fondest memories will be the little achievements and struggles that got us there...the everyday memories that made the job fun.